Lewis Matt M. Coffey

August 31, 1931September 11, 2013

Lewis Matthew Coffey, 82, of Madison Heights went to be with the Lord Wednesday, September 11, 2013 following an extended illness.

Born in Rockbridge County, August 31, 1931, he was a son of the late Edward F. Coffey and Beulah Wiseman Coffey. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his son, Larry D. Coffey and three brothers, Junior, Charles and Bruce Coffey.

He is survived by his wife, Joyce J. Coffey of Madison Heights, one daughter, Selena Rushton and husband Todd of Spartanburg, SC; three brothers, Jerry Coffey and wife Pat and Maynard Coffey all of Roanoke and Fred Coffey and wife Judy of Buena Vista; two sisters, Shirley Mitchell of Vinton and Bernice Grow of Buena Vista and his brother-in-law, Douglas Jefferson of Newport News and a number of nieces and nephews.

Lewis was retired from Bob Evans where he served in product sales. He was a US Navy veteran and proudly served his country during the Korean Conflict and he was a member of Grace Baptist Church. Lewis loved the Lord and loved people and he loved serving both.

A funeral service will be conducted at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, September 14, 2013 at Whitten Monelison Chapel with the Rev. Steve Tyree officiating. Interment will follow in Briarwood Memorial Gardens.

The family will receive friends for one hour prior to the service.

The family would like to gratefully acknowledge the wonderful care and attention provided by the staff of Centra Hospice.

Those wishing to make memorial contributions are asked to consider Elon Baptist Church, 145 Younger Dr., Madison Heights, VA 24572.


  • Funeral Service Saturday, September 14, 2013
  • Visitation Saturday, September 14, 2013

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October 6, 2013

My thoughts are with you.


October 4, 2013

I wanted to let you know that I was so sorry to hear about Lewis.
When I think about him, I will always remember him working the store and what a big smile he had on his face, when he spoke of you. He was so proud of you and often said that you were the best thing that ever happened to him.
I know you are going through a difficult time now, but try to remember that he loved you dearly and all the good memories.
Take care!


October 4, 2013

Lewis was such a dedicated person to what ever he did, and I know how much that he loved you. Seeing the two of you together was always a joy, because of the smile that both of you had on your face and the look of love in your eyes.
I know it is hard for you, Joyce, but your faith is strong and you have the assurance that you will see Lewis again one day in heaven.
You have to be worn out, so rest..and know that others care and are praying for you.

Kathy B

October 3, 2013

You could not have been a better wife to Lewis than you were. I know that he loved you dearly! You need to take time for Joyce now and keep looking up! You are in my prayers.


September 29, 2013

I just found out that Lewis passed away. My heart is aching for you, and you have my deepest heartfelt sympathy. Your faith is strong, and I know you will be okay.


September 29, 2013

I know that a couple weeks have gone by since Lewis went to be with the Lord, but I, also, know that reality has probably set in by now. So, I had to let you know that you remain in my thoughts and in my prayers.


September 28, 2013

Words can not express how sorry that I am for your loss. You certainly were there for Lewis through out the long battle, and I know he loved you. May you always remember that, and keep in mind that you will see him again in heaven.


September 28, 2013

Know that I am thinking of you and keeping you in my prayers. So very sorry for your loss.


September 27, 2013

May memories of your loved one ease help to ease your loss some how..and may it help to know that warmest thoughts are with you now.


September 27, 2013

May you find comfort in knowing that friends share in your loss.